Definitions for "Dictate"
To tell or utter so that another may write down; to inspire; to compose; as, to dictate a letter to an amanuensis.
To say; to utter; to communicate authoritatively; to deliver (a command) to a subordinate; to declare with authority; to impose; as, to dictate the terms of a treaty; a general dictates orders to his troops.
To speak as a superior; to command; to impose conditions (on).
Keywords:  loud, secretary, say, report, purpose
say out loud for the purpose of recording; "He dictated a report to his secretary"
Keywords:  literary, tell, compose, written, works
To compose literary works; to tell what shall be written or said by another.
Keywords:  rule
rule as a dictator